med account Essay

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Words: 520
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Kirsty Manning
As a requirement of my role as Support Worker, I must support my service users with administering medication, in order for me to administer medication safely under the Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidelines, Handling Of Medication in social care 2007, and under Dundee City Council guidelines, I must check that the medicines are correct by checking the medication pack and label on the box must be by the pharmacist or dispensing gp, and identify the service user correctly. I need to know what the medicine is for and know if there is any precaution if medicine has to be taken with or after food or with water. I supported the service user, who requires to be prompted to open blister pack and take her medication. I know service user as I regularly visit this service user. I read over her care plan and check medication and mar chart, I check her medicines from reading the patient information leaflet, check for any adverse reactions and side effects and any contra indications, a side effect is unwanted effect on the body, adverse reaction is an acute or server reaction that can be life threatening. Side Effects can be anything from, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, rash, weight gain and loss severe rash, breathless, stomach pains, swelling, body temperature. This is under my responsibilities as support worker, I am confident about healthcare needs and to make sure service user takes medication safely and in the best way that suits the service user. I went into service user box where her blister pack and care plan are before I check anything I washed and dried my hands and applied my PPE, (gloves and apron) washed the medication cup and dried it. I then checked care plan and mar sheet, checked the blister pack and patient information sheet I then used a popping technique to dispense the blister pack I also offered service user glass of